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  • HereToday's Avatar
    2 posts since Jul '12
    • Hi All,

      I feel tired easily even if I sleep 8hrs a day. I feel sleepy and breathless, also tensed.

      I noticed a similar trend for the past few years.

      When I am overseas, even if i sleep for less than 6hrs a day, i feel energetic, can breathe easily and my chest feel light and my complexion looks healthy. My nose block goes off and sneexing reduced by 80%. Even if I were away for many weeks alone, I can handle everything I faced with calmness.

      2 days before i return to Singapore, i feel little sad that my travel is going to be over soon.

      1 week after I return to Singapore, my nose start to block terribly (since i was 7yrs old) and lots of sneezing.

      2 weeks after i return, i feel my breathing is little heavier and I get angry and sad easily.

      As time goes by, my breadth gets shorter and chest feels heavy. I also feel tension in my body and mind. Sometimes it gets bad that I get headach, eye pain and nausea. Doctor diagnose that its tension. My work is not very stressful so If the cause is stress, I dont think its from work. My interest in daily life dwindles. Everything seems boring. My noseblock becomes very bad, so i have to breathe with my mouth 95% of the time. I always feel like sleeping, I can sleep alot.

      I am born and grow up in Singapore in my mid 20s. Am not over weight, have good apettite and can sleep alot.

      Is there something wrong with me physically / psychologically / both?

      These always happens when I am in Singapore and goes away when I am overseas.

      I want to feel happy, energetic and to breathe properly in Singapore as travelling to slove the problem is not a permanent "cure".

      Please Help and share your experience & advice.

      Thanks Alot !

  • jojobeach's Avatar
    8,349 posts since Apr '07
    • Originally posted by HereToday:

      Hi All,

      I feel tired easily even if I sleep 8hrs a day. I feel sleepy and breathless, also tensed.

      I noticed a similar trend for the past few years.

      When I am overseas, even if i sleep for less than 6hrs a day, i feel energetic, can breathe easily and my chest feel light and my complexion looks healthy. My nose block goes off and sneexing reduced by 80%. Even if I were away for many weeks alone, I can handle everything I faced with calmness.

      2 days before i return to Singapore, i feel little sad that my travel is going to be over soon.

      1 week after I return to Singapore, my nose start to block terribly (since i was 7yrs old) and lots of sneezing.

      2 weeks after i return, i feel my breathing is little heavier and I get angry and sad easily.

      As time goes by, my breadth gets shorter and chest feels heavy. I also feel tension in my body and mind. Sometimes it gets bad that I get headach, eye pain and nausea. Doctor diagnose that its tension. My work is not very stressful so If the cause is stress, I dont think its from work. My interest in daily life dwindles. Everything seems boring. My noseblock becomes very bad, so i have to breathe with my mouth 95% of the time. I always feel like sleeping, I can sleep alot.

      I am born and grow up in Singapore in my mid 20s. Am not over weight, have good apettite and can sleep alot.

      Is there something wrong with me physically / psychologically / both?

      These always happens when I am in Singapore and goes away when I am overseas.

      I want to feel happy, energetic and to breathe properly in Singapore as travelling to slove the problem is not a permanent "cure".

      Please Help and share your experience & advice.

      Thanks Alot !

      It is quite obvious u are suffering from allergies that inflame your air passage. Singapore has air pollution problem. Or u may be allergic to pets or plants around your living area.

      The tissues in your respiratory tract expands and reduces oxygen to your lungs.

      Seek help from allergist to get prescription anti-histamine meds, they will also give u a skin prick test to find out what u may be allergic to.  get a reference to head, nose and throat specialist , u may need a surgery to clear air passage. Some people hav over growth tissues in their nasal area that becomes really bad due to allergies.

      If u have problem with sleep apnea, you may need to use breathing apparatus to help u sleep properly at night. This can be ascertained with a visit to a sleep lab.

      But I think u are likely having problems due to allergies, and the blockage is affecting your sleep. So you don't feel rested even after a full night of sleep.

       

       

      Edited by jojobeach 06 Jul `12, 7:14AM
  • bycai's Avatar
    240 posts since Jul '12
    • your mind liberated without you knowing while in oversea, contrary to a stigma of a 'self computated routine chore' of same 'old appearances' in Singapore. This is normal, but it should not be an indoctrination as it will damage yourself and those around you especially the youth. A favourable approach is that you may try to consider every environment of your life a refreshing one. For food wise, be more on green and fruit and lest oily stuff, simple exercise that perspire but in joys within your stamina would be helpful. May you be radiant and healthy.

  • angel7030's Avatar
    30,628 posts since Jul '07
    • Beside all those nice advices, You should get a gf, hope that love can make you live on better in Singapore.

  • mancha's Avatar
    8,961 posts since Sep '04
  • speakoutfor's Avatar
    838 posts since Jan '12
    • I know people who went thru nasal passage expansion surgery. No point, their nose block comes back.

      Use flixonase, by GSK, it is very effective. Its effect is not immediate, use this nasal spray and within 2 hours your nose will clear.

      Check with doctor whether you are suffering from narcolepsy.

      At the same time, take eggs enrich with omega+, vitamin B supplements and drink high quality tea.

       

  • jojobeach's Avatar
    8,349 posts since Apr '07
    • Originally posted by speakoutfor:

      I know people who went thru nasal passage expansion surgery. No point, their nose block comes back.

      Use flixonase, by GSK, it is very effective. Its effect is not immediate, use this nasal spray and within 2 hours your nose will clear.

      Check with doctor whether you are suffering from narcolepsy.

      At the same time, take eggs enrich with omega+, vitamin B supplements and drink high quality tea.

       

      You are giving very bad advise here.

      Many different condition within a person respirtory tract results in blockage. It is up to the doctor to diagnose. Nasal expansion is not the only option to treating nasal inflammatory problem. 

      Flixonase is a corticosteroid, not everyone is suitable to use it, and it also hav side effects that need to be monitored by a doctor. 

      Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder, and he already mention his sleep problem only affects him while in Singapore. So it also rules out sleep apnea.

      First he needs to figure out Ifhe has tissue overgrowth or Irregular septum structure, the doctor will insert a Nasal scope to look at his nasal cavities to check for abnormalities. If everything looks normal, then he will be prescribed a allergy drug to combat inflammation.

      If it's due to allergy, then he will need to determine what are the surrounding allergens he is exposed to, and try to minimize or eliminate them.

      Or he can be given allergen shots to immunize against allergens.. But this is a slow and lengthy process.

      Continuous positive airway pressure machines will be administered first before any surgery is recommended. 

      I know all these because my uncle has the same problem. He travels with his CPAPmachines and carries a set of Epi pen just in case he gets allergic attacks when outside his home environment.

      Edited by jojobeach 08 Jul `12, 1:17AM
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    16,111 posts since Dec '06
    • Go do a body check up before anything happen...

      My friend faint for no reason because she thought she was "healthy" although she a bit not feeling well for quite some time... after having a full body check up, a few times, (i dunno why the first time they cannot find out the problem), then they found out her blood dunno what what what... easily out of breath and etc etc...

      Not saying you have that bad luck like my friend... but just go... 

  • angel7030's Avatar
    30,628 posts since Jul '07
    • Alternatively, live happy can help, maybe can come my pub once a while and have some happy hours, it can really lighten your illness and perhap make you a better person.

  • speakoutfor's Avatar
    838 posts since Jan '12
    • Originally posted by jojobeach:

      You are giving very bad advise here.

      Many different condition within a person respirtory tract results in blockage. It is up to the doctor to diagnose. Nasal expansion is not the only option to treating nasal inflammatory problem. 

      Flixonase is a corticosteroid, not everyone is suitable to use it, and it also hav side effects that need to be monitored by a doctor. 

      Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder, and he already mention his sleep problem only affects him while in Singapore. So it also rules out sleep apnea.

      First he needs to figure out Ifhe has tissue overgrowth or Irregular septum structure, the doctor will insert a Nasal scope to look at his nasal cavities to check for abnormalities. If everything looks normal, then he will be prescribed a allergy drug to combat inflammation.

      If it's due to allergy, then he will need to determine what are the surrounding allergens he is exposed to, and try to minimize or eliminate them.

      Or he can be given allergen shots to immunize against allergens.. But this is a slow and lengthy process.

      Continuous positive airway pressure machines will be administered first before any surgery is recommended. 

      I know all these because my uncle has the same problem. He travels with his CPAPmachines and carries a set of Epi pen just in case he gets allergic attacks when outside his home environment.

      Flixonase is amazing.

      You are so wrong. I don't always use flixonase. But when i have nose block, I use flixonase, my nose block never come back for 3 months.

      TS has to find out what is wrong with him. We can't be sure. Firstly TS has got to look at his lifestyle.

      Does TS smoke? Does TS masturbate a lot? Does TS drink a lot of liquor? Does TS got a lot of work stress and always work overtime? Does TS not exercise enough? What about TS's parents, do they suffer from diabetics? hypertension? If so, TS got to check if he has any of these due to genetics. Could be a blood disease. Maybe not enough red blood cells, I know of people who suffer from chronic tiredness have this disease. We don't know for sure. So TS needs to do a comprehensive blood, MRI and body checkup. Recommend TS see a physicist.

      Edited by speakoutfor 12 Jul `12, 9:45AM
  • angel7030's Avatar
    30,628 posts since Jul '07
    • Goodness, your pig nose can be different from other noses, and do not alway tell people they are so wrong, it can be right to others ya. And if it end up filixonase works well with sinus or nose block for him, then Uncle, you may sound so lame.

      Up till now you still cannot figure out what TS is trying to prove, open yr eyes and read his Post again ya

  • speakoutfor's Avatar
    838 posts since Jan '12
    • Originally posted by angel7030:

      Goodness, your pig nose can be different from other noses, and do not alway tell people they are so wrong, it can be right to others ya. And if it end up filixonase works well with sinus or nose block for him, then Uncle, you may sound so lame.

      Up till now you still cannot figure out what TS is trying to prove, open yr eyes and read his Post again ya

      Wah suddenly so feisty.

      What happen? Somebody step on your coat tails?

      When I say it works, I guarantee it works. Because all the stuff I use is good stuff.

      Why so angry?

      Because nobody wants to go to your pig pub in joo chiat? Pity, business must be slow and cash flow bad.

      Must be boring place to go to with this crazy auntie nagging about her pig mouth. Nggeee Ngooo Ngggg Ngoooo, sound like a donkey pig drunked on beers.

      Yes your pub is lame. Close it down. Its for losers and complainers like you.

  • angel7030's Avatar
    30,628 posts since Jul '07
    • Originally posted by speakoutfor:

      Wah suddenly so feisty.

      What happen? Somebody step on your coat tails?

      When I say it works, I guarantee it works. Because all the stuff I use is good stuff.

      Why so angry?

      Because nobody wants to go to your pig pub in joo chiat? Pity, business must be slow and cash flow bad.

      Must be boring place to go to with this crazy auntie nagging about her pig mouth. Nggeee Ngooo Ngggg Ngoooo, sound like a donkey pig drunked on beers.

      Yes your pub is lame. Close it down. Its for losers and complainers like you.

      Yeah, no business, dun even have time to come here often, please, all are welcome except this pig uncle above.

      Me angry, yes, more angrier than Angry Birds, coming soon.
      What to do, people said I look more prettier when I am angry.

      Guarantee work??? then insurance companies can close shop liao

  • Jocelyntxh's Avatar
    253 posts since Jul '12
    • STRESS STRESS STRESS in singapore ><

      Its just a fast pace country! XD normal to feel tired!

  • Ben Soh CC's Avatar
    2 posts since Jul '12
    • I suffered from the symptoms like you. I felt breathless and dizzy most of the time and could not sleep well at night. I visited an ENT doctor Dr Goh from Mt Elizabeth who diagnosed that I had a swollen turbinate in my nose which is blocking my airway. I underwent a simple surgery and am breathing very well now.

      You can go to my blog for the full story - http://allergydiarysingapore.com

  • mcsy86's Avatar
    117 posts since Feb '12
    • yes i think it's due to stress. i'm in the office alone doing OT now and i have difficulty breathing and my heart beats real fast. i have a case to rush which is due on 2 days later. i can't really concentrate now but i can't sleep in peace even if i were to go home and rest now. the stress is killing me unhappy.png

  • AYYX's Avatar
    3,777 posts since Aug '09
    • Originally posted by mcsy86:

      i have a case to rush which is due on 2 days later

      Guess it's over by now (unless you gonna 迟交? ).

      Do get some well-deserved rest... for now at least.   

  • mcsy86's Avatar
    117 posts since Feb '12
    • Yeah it’s over for that case but another case is coming up again. I had serious insomnia that night.

  • AYYX's Avatar
    3,777 posts since Aug '09
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    117 posts since Feb '12
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  • mcsy86's Avatar
    117 posts since Feb '12
    • Originally posted by AYYX:

      看来真不是好事,竟使你写了两次。


      I think there was some error when I replied the post.

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    3,777 posts since Aug '09
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    2 posts since Jul '12
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